Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

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Postby Starine » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:00 pm

Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:47 pm

Starine wrote:Dry Martini was apparently euthanized in 2013 after coming down suddenly with illness. Sad, I hadn't heard that before today.

Oh no, I hadn't heard that. Such a cool horse, very sad. That must have been devastating for his people.
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby BlindLucky » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Starine wrote:
BlindLucky wrote:A friend of mine owns I'mawildandcrazyguy and just started him back over jumps :D


Pictures! We demand pictures! :D

He has apparently mellowed out quite a bit :lol:

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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby Squeaky » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:50 pm

Icabad Crane just won a Junior Open Training event at Fair Hill with Phillip Dutton's daughter Olivia.
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby BlindLucky » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:55 pm

Golden Shaheen winner Kelly's Landing is a stable pony for Eddie Kenneally :)

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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby lurkey mclurker » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:48 pm

He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/melbourne-cup-winner-now-excelling-showjumper-and-other-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby Sparrow Castle » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:08 am

lurkey mclurker wrote:He's not a US thoroughbred, but here is a lovely article about Melbourne Cup winner Delta Blues (JPN) and his post-racing career at Northern Farm as a showjumper.

https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/melbourne-cup-winner-now-excelling-showjumper-and-other-things/

(Forgettable is my favorite, though, and fortunately @nabecci puts up lots of pics of the Northern Farm ex-racers :mrgreen: )

ETA: there is also a link at the bottom of that story to another about 2012 Ascot Gold Cup winner Colour Vision and his post-retirement career as well 8-)

Good article. I especially like the part about how they give them jobs after their racing careers which benefits Northern Farm as well as the horses. Kudos to the Yoshida family! Thanks for posting.
“They are here for people to see them, but mainly they are used to train the riding staff for Northern Farm,” said Yonemoto. “The young staff get trained by the horses, who are very good teachers. My father was a successful university rider when he was younger, and he still enjoys it. It was his idea that the good racehorses train people the best.”
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:46 pm

Carla Gaines Racing‏ @cgainesracing

Our former runner, Valtari, has been retired and retrained to be our new stable pony. #OTTBs

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Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:39 pm

What a gorgeous grey! The Arabian Force is strong in that one. 8-)
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Re: Well-known racehorses who went on to second careers

Postby the olline rebel » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:05 pm

Nobody's mentioned Best Pal? Didn't he become a training partner/trainer's horse?
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